I’ve been trying to write for Sojourners for a long, long time and I’m thrilled I got to write this piece for them about fasting, lent, and the sort of fast God desires.

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Instead of thinking what we can go without for 40 days that hurts just enough to make us remember God more in our day to day, what if our fasts were actually about bringing justice, equity, equality?

“What if our fast took the frame of discerning the fast God desires — to meet the needs of others? What if we viewed our fasts as a way to establish justice and bring God’s goodness to the world instead of seeking our own piety?”

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Read the whole essay over at Sojourners!

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